An email filter is a software application that is installed on a POP3/IMAP mail server and ‘scans’ all inbound email messages to block any undesired ones from reaching a given mailbox. A few examples of such email messages would be: offers for pills or money, false bank statements or email attachments that contain malware sent with the intention of infecting your personal computer. Spam filters usually check the content of an email and in case they detect specific keywords or other suspicious content, they either erase the message or deliver it to the Spam/Junk folder instead of the Inbox folder. Certain hosting companies mix their own spam filters with up-to-date databases from spam-monitoring organizations, so as to ensure better safety for their clients. Such databases contain patterns, mail server IPs and other info about spam email messages recently uncovered by these organizations.
Spam Filters in Web Hosting
If you reach the decision to host your domains with us and you choose any of our Linux web hosting, you’ll be able to set up spam filters for any email account that you create. With several clicks in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel, you can switch between five separate security levels. In case you continue to receive unsolicited bulk emails or the spam filters start preventing authentic messages from reaching your inbox, you can switch to another level just as easily. The efficiency of our anti-spam solution is guaranteed by one of the most popular spam filters – SpamAssassin. If you do not want to risk omitting a legitimate email that may be regarded as spam due to its content, you can also create custom spam filters based on the sender, the body or the subject of the message and redirect the emails to a separate email address where you can view them at a later time.
Spam Filters in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages come with top anti-spam protection ensured by the famous SpamAssassin filter, which sorts all inbound emails on the basis of a spam score in accordance with patterns and parameters, such as the frequency of specific keywords, the sender, the subject, and so on. When you enable the filter for any account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section, you can select between 5 separate levels – from very low to very high. If you keep getting spam emails, you can increase the level, or if genuine email messages are flagged as spam, you can lower it. Enabling or disabling the anti-spam protection requires as little as two mouse clicks and you can select if the filtered messages should be deleted instantaneously or if they should be forwarded to a chosen email account where you can check them later, so as to make sure that valuable messages won’t get lost.